The Great Escape

Grounded in a near-century-old legacy, this is a whole new escape from the commonplace. (Re)built by the Idaho Aviation Foundation to be a beautiful, nonprofit public resource in the great outdoors, Big Creek Lodge opens up an off-the-grid backcountry experience unlike anything else out there. Make your getaway.


Wildest dreams.

An ideal wilderness hideaway—beautifully constructed with wood floors, large wrap-around windows, and eight bunk beds—the Kif Brown Yurt at Big Creek opens up a more independent approach to outdoor adventures here.

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Paradise, found.

Big Creek Lodge recently rose again in the breathtaking backcountry of Idaho after a devastating fire. Both old school and all new, it combines the charm of a classic mountain retreat with the appeal of modern amenities.

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

– Edward Abbey
fishing at Big Creek Lodge

The Activities

This is where wanderlust takes off. Full of transporting possibilities, set out on a big adventure right outside your door. And take a walk (or ride) on the wild side.
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The Area

Big Creek lies on the lip of a vast 2.4 million acres of untamed land called the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. By and large, it's pretty epic out here.
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Big Creek National Forest Service sign
Big Creek Lodge food

The Menu

It's not only a feast for the eyes up here. It's actually quite a feast. Focused on healthy, filling cuisine to fit backcountry tastes, our menu changes often depending on what's in season and inspiring us.
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The History

The original Big Creek Hotel attracted generations to this outdoor wonderland. Until a fire burned this piece of Idaho history to the ground. Many thought this unforgettable destination was lost to the past. Until we gave it a new future.
Back in the day »
Big Creek Lodge 1936

News & Happenings

This winter weather has us playing around with some baked good recipes we're excited to bring to Big Creek this year. Here are a few shots of some peanut butter chocolate cupcakes, oreo cupcakes, and a fudge brownie. If you've never been here, the delicious home made food is part of the Big Creek experience. Still plenty of time to book a room! ;)
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February 20, 2021  ·  

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This was taken in August as the sunset on Goat Mointain while a few guests enjoyed an evening bonfire. One of many beautiful moments that happen at Big Creek. Plan a summer adventure out our way and book a room if you haven't yet!
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February 19, 2021  ·  

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Big Creek Lodge offers a kind of hominess you don't find everywhere. One of my favorite evenings here was spent enjoying a delicious home cooked dinner, and then unwinding by the fire side while listening to our wonderful inn keepers jam out on their guitars. If your looking for an out of the ordinary summer getaway, dont hesitate to book a room with us.
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February 7, 2021  ·  

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